Certification : IPV6

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IPv6 is the result of many years of research and activity by the international Internet community. IPv6 provides increased addressing space, improved routing, better security and support for new applications. The implementation of IPv6 is inevitable and will impact on all companies that maintain, implement or use IP networks.

In this course, you will learn how to obtain and implement IPv6 protocols within your organisation on,Cisco IOS, routers and other networked devices. This course provides extensive hands-on sessions and in-depth technical analysis.


This course is ideal for Unix, Windows and Cisco administrators, network support personnel, etwork designers, networking consultants, IT managers and directors.


A good knowledge of general networking concepts is assumed. IPv4 is reviewed as it is compared and contrasted with IPv6, but experience of IPv4 is necessary.


On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and manage the migration of your Cisco network to IPv6
  • Implement new networking software to support IPv6
  • Implement IPv6 auto-configuration and manage IPv6 addresses
  • Configure IPv6 migration techniques on Cisco
  • Configure dual-stacks, 6to4, ISATAP and Teredo on Cisco
  • Obtain and configure IPv6 for Cisco
  • Configure IPv6 enabled network services (e.g DNS, DHCP and OSPFv3)
  • IPv6 enable networking applications (e.g. HTTP, ping, FTP and e-mail)

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Course Outline

Networking Recap

  • Review of networking basics

The Need for IPv6

  • History of IP
  • The problems with IPv4
  • Address space
  • Functionality


The Features of IPv6

  • IPv6 datagram header
  • IPv6 addresses
  • IPv6 address representation
  • Multicast, unicast and anycast IPv6 addresses
  • The IPv6 datagram format
  • IPv6 extension headers
  • ICMPv6
  • IPv6 multicast group management (MLD)


Auto configuration of IPv6

  • Stateless & Stateful
  • DHCPv6
  • Link-Local Addresses
  • Neighbour Discovery
  • Router Discovery
  • Router Renumbering


Internetworking IPv6

  • Routing Tables
  • MTU discovery
  • Neighbour reachability
  • ICMPv6 redirects
  • Dynamic Routing
  • IPng, OSPFv3, BGPv4 etc
  • Router renumbering
  • Fragmentation


Interfacing to the Lower Layers

  • Data-link and physical layer
  • Point to point and IPv6
  • DBMA networks and IPv6
  • IEEE802 and IPv6


Transport Layer

  • Operation of TCP and UDP
  • Ports and Sockets
  • Changes to TCP & UDP


The Need for IPv6

  • Review of networking basics

IPv4 and IPv6 Compatibility

  • Dual stacks
  • Compatibility addresses
  • 6to4 & 6over4
  • ISATAP, Teredo & DSTM
  • Tunnel brokers
  • Protocol Translators
  • BIS and BIA
  • Compatibility and DNS


IPv6 Security (IPSec)

  • IPv6 and IPv4 Threat Comparison
  • IPv6 end-to-end security
  • IPsec, VPNs, IKE, PKI
  • Threat Analysis Attacks in IPv6
  • ICMP, ICMP Attack, Ping Attack, Smurf Attack, PING Flood, Ping of Death
  • Reconnaissance
  • Unauthorized Access
  • Header Manipulation and Fragmentation
  • Layer 3-Layer 4 Spoofing ARP and DHCP Attacks Broadcast Amplification Attacks (smurf)
  • Routing Attacks
  • Viruses and Worms
  • Application Layer Attacks
  • Rogue Devices
  • Flooding Denial of service attacks (DOS)
  • Man-in-the-middle attacks
  • ARP poisoning and ICMP redirect
  • Port scanning
  • Authentication and Encryption
  • IPSec
  • Differences from IPv4
  • Key Management
  • Security Associations
  • Tunnel vs. transport mode
  • ESP
  • AH
  • Operational issues
  • Transition and IPv4 Interoperabilit


Mobile IP

  • Link layer mobility
  • Mobile IPv4 vs Mobile IPv6
  • Mobile IPv6 in operation


IPv6 and Quality of Service

  • Traffic class in IPv6
  • The IPv6 Flow label
  • Differential services (DiffServ)
  • Integrated services (IntServ)
  • Traffic flows in IPv6
  • RSVP and IPv6 QoS


DNS and IPv6

  • The domain name system
  • Changes to DNS for IPv6
  • IPv6 AAAA resource records
  • PTR records and IPv6
  • Reverse lookups in IPv6
  • A6 & DNAME RRs
  • ip6.arpa. & ip6.int.
  • A6 chains
  • IPv6 in BIND and MS DNS


Application Changes

  • Basic Internet commands
  • Ping, telnet, FTP
  • Mail Systems
  • Web-Servers


The Programming Interface

  • IPv6 Programming Basics
  • Socket Library changes for IPv6
  • IPv6 Code Migration Tools
  • Sockets & Winsock APIs
  • Perl, Java, C# support for IPv6


Network Management

  • SNMP & IPv6
  • The extended MIB for IPv6
  • SNMP Security
  • IPv6 Protocol Analysers
  • Troubleshooting


Migrating to IPv6

  • What when and how to migrate
  • The current status of IPv6
  • Operating systems and IPv6
  • Business applications and IPv6
  • Predictions

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